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Selected Style 525i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro Automatic 19 26 $38,757 $41,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Automatic 17 23 $47,493 $51,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,765
$38,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,300
$41,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$698 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 97.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 193.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 63.7
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 111.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x .9 12.64 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x .8 11.89 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 39.0
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA H1B
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA H1B
Spare Tire Order Code NA H1B
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3428 3957
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 180
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.2L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 6250 255 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 2750 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.50 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.17
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Audi A6
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Integral Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
 
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